It’s been said over and over again that the human body is designed for movement, and yet more and more people are being chained to their chairs. Not only because most people now have a desk job but also because sometimes they have crazy work-schedules. Save yourself from that and stay fit despite your job! Here are some tips that may help you with that.
Make Fitness A Priority
If it’s really important, you make time for it. Otherwise, you’re just making excuses. So you have to make fitness an integral part of your life. Don’t look at fitness as a one month or so challenge, instead look at it as a lifestyle.
Yes, you need to be consistent with your workout in order to see the result. However, this doesn’t mean forcing an hour at the gym every day if you typically work 10 hours or more at your job. If you can only squeeze a twice a week session at the gym then that’s fine. Just make sure you stick with that.
Time It Right
Do you have crazy-work schedule? Whether its long hours or irregular hours, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a consistent schedule for workouts. If anything, it may actually be a way for you to stay sane despite your out-of-the-norm work hours. Find a time within your day to work out without having to compromise work or rest.
Workout During Your Break Time
If you’re lucky and your job is flexible, you can use your lunch break to get in a sweat session.
5-Minute Workouts Are Still Workouts!
Don’t look down on those 5-minute workouts! If you’re really busy, 5-minute exercise every day is better than nothing at all.
Make Conscious Decisions About What You Eat
Eat right. It’s been said so many times, but it’s absolutely critical, even on those days that you just don’t have it you, that you stay on course with your nutrition. What you eat fuels your body, especially during your workouts. So make sure you’re providing the right fuel for your body.
Take Advantage Of Empty Gyms
Sometimes, irregular work schedule means you get to go to the gym when it’s completely empty. If this is your case, don’t feel discouraged; instead, take advantage of having the gym all to yourself. This means you get to use all the machines without waiting for anyone plus the trainers are more available since you’re the only on there so they can focus on training you.
Always have your gym bag even if you think you’ll be working overtime today or you have appointments after work. You’ll never know when a free time might pop up. Who knows you might finish the work early or your other plan may get canceled and since you have your gym bag you can go straight to the gym.
Get In More Daily Fitness
Fitness isn’t just the time you spend at the gym or the meals you prep, though they’re very important. It is actually what you do all day every day. This means, becoming fit and healthy means choosing stairs than the escalator or walking to work instead of taking a cab if you live near your workplace. All these things become habits eventually and can add up and burns calories that you would have otherwise spend longer at the gym.
Be Accountable Be Reasonable
Realize that there will be days when you’re simply way too tired to work out and that it’s okay to eat that slice of pizza. That’s okay. You don’t have to beat yourself up for these kinds of downtimes. Just make sure you don’t do this every day. Otherwise, it will really derail your fitness progress.
People say that stress is all in the mindset, but you should know that your body condition plays a big role in it too. Sometimes you’re also really overworked and despite your discipline at the gym, there are some pains that won’t go away easily. Receiving adjustments from a chiropractor here in Singapore can make a significant difference in your stress level by relieving pain or discomfort caused by misalignment, helping you sleep better at night, and even treat other health condition like a constant headache and digestive problems which are without a doubt stressful. Aside from that, you’ll find that when your body is in tip-top condition, your performance at work improves as well and you’re less likely to feel sick and tired of going to work every day.